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    Elly takes a pic of Dave at E3 1998

    BlizzCon has had a mixed bag of acts over the years (remember the hideous Offspring?) with Ozzy probably being the biggest act to have played the event. Things just got a little better this year as Blizzard has confirmed that the Foo Fighters are the act this year. As long as they play their early stuff it should be a right good gig.

    Dave was at BlizzCon last year playing drums for Tenacious D so he must have liked what he saw.

    We had the chance to see the Foo Fighters back at E3 in 1998 when they turned up to play the SEGA party out of the blue which was an awesome surprise. Great gig with around 400 people in attendance. Elly managed to snap this nice pic of Dave at the time.

    Blizzard’s own band The Artist Formerly Known as Level 80 Elite Tauren Chieftain will also be at the show and they are always fun to watch.

    “There’s no better way to cap off two days of gaming entertainment than by blowing the roof off the convention center with an awesome rock concert,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “Everyone attending BlizzCon and watching from home can look forward to ending the show with a bang when Foo Fighters bring the house down.”

    “We’re pretty sure that in the future, music historians will look back at BlizzCon 2011 as the unquestionable pinnacle of Foo Fighters’ long and illustrious career,” said Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters founder and frontman. “We look forward to living up to that prediction by bringing the Horde and Alliance together to rock the hell out of Anaheim next month.”

    I am wondering what year Blizzard will ask Rush to play, now that would be awesome. And did you know, Rush are actually name-checked on some of the Blizzard end-game credits. Maybe Blizzard has asked them, who knows.

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